Unstoppable Entertainment have announced that Cobie Smulders (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Jessica Hynes (Bridget Jones’s Baby, Spaced) are leading the cast of the new British comedy Songbird, which has just commenced principal photography.
Written and directed by Jamie Adams (Black Mountain Poets, Benny & Jolene), the film also stars Noel Clarke (Brotherhood, Star Trek: Into Darkness), Ian Smith (Sweat the Small Stuff, Popatron), Laura Patch (Star Stories, Life Begins), Holli Dempsey (Dad’s Army, Derek) and Emily Atack (Dad’s Army, The Inbetweeners). The official synopsis reads:
Joanne Sykes is lead singer of once popular 90’s indie rock band The Filthy Dukes. They’ve been on the road since 1996, slowly but surely managing to play 150-capped venues. We find the Dukes at their last ever gig, and as the band falls apart so does Joanne; she’s finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her with just about everyone, and there’s little left for her once the group disband. So, thinking about the next step, she drunkenly applies for university. University isn’t quite what Joanne expected – far less wild partying, and a lot more yoga and kale. Whilst there, she falls in love with a librarian called Pete. It’s far from smooth sailing, but will going back to university be the new start she needs; who knows, maybe she’ll re-discover her love for music.